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McNary Receives Fulbright Award

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                               

August 27, 2020

McNary Receives Fulbright Award

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Aubrey McNary, lead teacher for the Adult Education Program, has been selected for the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) program.

The Fulbright TGC program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and created to increase mutual understanding and build long-lasting connections between people in the United States and other countries.

McNary is one of approximately 70 U.S. citizens who were selected for the program this year. Participants were chosen on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership potential.

“Aubrey is an excellent educator with diverse professional experiences working with students from varying backgrounds. Her experience and her role in our program perfectly match what this award is about; global community classrooms,” said Terry Bohan, principal at Community High School who also oversees the Adult Learning Center. “Aubrey has taught in Thailand and schools of varying sizes within the United States. While it doesn’t surprise me, I am very grateful that Fulbright TGC selected an individual who teaches in an adult education program as a member of their TGC program. I’m thrilled for her.”   

Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

Since its inception in 1946, the program has given over 390,000 individuals the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems.

Fulbright TGC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.